One of the Reasons New Zealand is popular with people from overseas is our relatively small population and
our very much untouched landscaped. The North Island is more populated and the South is less populated. Although the South Island has the best landscape which has been made famous with the Lord of the Rings Movies been filmed in large amounts on the Southern Alps which is the backbone of the south island.
The land mass of New Zealand is Around 1600km in length and no wider than 300km, almost all the 167,000 sq.km which is slightly larger than the England which has a total land area of 130,410 sq.km
The population in 1996: 3,618,300
The population in 2001: 3,737,277
The population in 2006: 4,027,947
The Estimated Population in 2008: 4,280,000
The total population in New Zealand is approximately half the size of the population of New York, and justover a quarter of the population of London and England has a total population of 60,776,238 (July 2007). As you can see the population of New Zealand has a vast difference to these large populations especially in regards to the area we all live in. This helps New Zealand be a nice and relaxed place to live.
More than a quarter of New Zealands population live in the largest city, Auckland.